Effort to Tighten Oregon School Children Immunization Law Dies

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 11, 2015

The effort by Democratic State Senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to do away with Oregon’s religious exemption for school children immunizations is over, at least for now.

She has decided to pull her bill after mounting opposition, but says she consider another effort to try and get the state’s vaccine exemption rate down.  Oregon currently has the highest in the country for kindergartners …

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Dave Frohnmayer Dead at the Age of 74

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 10, 2015

Photo Courtesy Law Offices of Harrang Long Gary Rudnick

Former University of Oregon President Dave Frohnmayer has passed away, he was 74.  Frohmayer reportedly died in Eugene Monday after a long battle with prostate cancer.

Frohnmayer had a long, distinguished career in public service and at the U of O.  He served in the State House, then worked as the State Attorney …

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Arrests Made in Gang Related Shootings

Posted by Brett Reckamp on March 9, 2015
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Photo Courtesy KGW

Police in Portland and Gresham have made arrests from suspected gang related shootings over the weekend.  20-year-old Tyrone Allen was picked up and charged with a variety of crimes including attempted murder in a drive by shooting at Northeast 102nd Avenue and Prescott Street Saturday morning.  Portland Police say he missed his intended target, but hit a car …

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Rash of Break-in’s for Southeast Portland Food Carts

Posted by Brett Reckamp on February 25, 2015
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Photo Credit:  Nina Mehlhaf, KGW

Several pods near each other have been getting broken into lately; as many as ten in the last month.  KGW reports four carts on Foster pod on SE 52nd Avenue were hit sometime early Tuesday morning.

Thieves are busting doors and breaking padlocks, then taking anything that isn’t nailed down including electronics, cash, expensive equipment and even food. …

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